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Serengeti Kings

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Serengeti Kings

Africa is the setting for this exciting new slot from NetEnt – and you’ll be in Big Cat heaven with lucrative Lion and Panther features as the game’s main event.

 The Basics

Roam the Serengeti with me my compadres, but look out for lions and panthers and the chance to win multipliers and extra wilds on the reels. There’s also a bonus feature of 12 free spins on offer in Serengeti Kings slot – and it also features a NetEnt first; a ‘buy feature’ option which will allow players to part with their cash and dive straight into the free spins round.

The Graphics

Ahhhh Africa – The Motherland. A glorious place to visit both in the flesh and in slot form… Behind your reels you’ll see mighty Kilimanjaro plus The Serengeti’s famous baobab trees and its red dusty plains. Meanwhile, the background music to your growling game play is some rhythmic tribal drums and the occasional roar of lions which fit in very nicely with the theme.

The Play

Serengeti Kings slot comes with 5 reels, 4 rows and 26 pay-lines and spins start from 10p to £100 a go. That´s quite a few more than the likes of the Hit it Hard slot with its 5 lines!

Your reel icons are made up of the 10, J, Q, K & A playing cards decked out in leopard skin plus all the animals you would encounter in Tanzania; zebras, meerkats, hyena, giraffes, lions and panthers. Your high-value symbols are the lion and panther and these Big Cats will give you 1x, 2x or 5x your wager for 3x, 4x or 5x on a pay line. The Wild symbol in Serengeti Kings is sunset icon and it will play the usual part of all wilds to substitute for all other symbols on the reels except for the Scatter, which is a globe. The only place you´ll find faster beasts is on the Grand National slot, but then you´ll have to swap the African plains for Liverpool.

Lion and Panther Spins

There is a weird and rather wonderful reel action in this game, as the play is split up into blocks of 12, based on the clock! This means you will play 12 daylight lion spins followed by 12 night-time panther spins!

When a lion or panther symbol lands during either set of spins, it is collected in the corresponding meters to the left and the right of the reels. On the 12th Lion Spin, all the lions that have been collected are randomly added back onto the reels brand spanking new pay-outs are made! The process repeats itself during the 12th Panther Spin, too.

Basically, you’re scooping 2 lots of wins from the same reel symbols. Thanks, NetEnt – what a terribly generous bunch you are!

The Bonuses

Land 3x or more globe scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll set off the bonus feature – next you’ll bag 12 free spins. As in the base game, on the 12th free spin, the collected lion and panther symbols are added back to the reels for extra wins. The Free Spins are also subject to a whole host of enhanced featured like multipliers and wilds:

  • If a lion icon and panther icon land on the same reel spot it will turn into a wild symbol.
  • When a lion or panther symbols land on a Wild the multiplier will increase by 1x on that symbol.
  • Once the 12 spins are over in either mode, the multipliers are reset, and the process repeats itself.

Buy Feature

Chums: If you’ve been hanging around for a while waiting to trigger the Free Spins, you can take fate into your own hands and buy the bonus!

There are three different options to choose from, with 12 free spins plus the choice of either 3x, 4x or 5x scatter icons. These scatters will then get added back on the reels at the end of the spins to dramatically increasing your win potential.

It could be worth the extra cash but beware it will not come cheap. Check out the prices to the right of your reels…

Monkey Verdict

Serengeti Kings slot has some interesting and innovative game play – but with exciting African-themed slots two-a-penny nowadays (Raging Rhino Megaways for example), does it stand out?  If you’re plucky enough to buy the Free Spins round then you’ll see some excellent returns, if not, the base game play is reliable enough – but probably won’t churn out those MEGA wins. Give it a go!

Monkey Score: 4/5 Bananas